Two people were injured as a two-alarm fire tore through an apartment building in Santee on Friday afternoon.

Residents of the building on Mission Gorge Road near Cottonwood Avenue were evacuated after the fire was reported around 1:40 p.m., according to Heartland Fire & Rescue and the county sheriff’s department.

A young girl inside one of the units and a firefighter working to extinguish the flames were burned, according to news reports. They were taken to a hospital, a Heartland Fire & Rescue dispatcher said.

The cause of the blaze was under investigation. It was not immediately clear how many units were affected.

— City News Service